DHA-rich Fish Oil Increases The Omega-3 Index And Lowers The Oxygen Cost Of Physiologically Stressful Cycling In Trained Individuals
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||Power output during 5-minute cycling time trial after 8 weeks of supplementation reported as mean ± SD: Control: 278±20 W Fish oil: 265±16 W P>0.05
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This study explored the effects of fish oil supplementation for eight weeks in aerobically trained young men. The study tested a wide variety of outcomes related to intensive cycling performance. There were no significant effects on power output or maximal voluntary contraction during cycling. However, the oxygen cost of exercise relative normalized to power output was lower in the supplementation group. The main benefit was seen during the first two minutes of a 5-minute time trial.
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